Athletics defeat Rangers behind Triggs
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Andrew Triggs, who hasn't given up an earned run in 17 2/3 innings this season, pitched Oakland to a 4-2 victory over Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers, snapping the Athletics' four-game losing streak on Tuesday at the Coliseum.
Adam Rosales hit a game-tying two-run homer in Oakland's four-run sixth inning, and Khris Davis had a go-ahead sacrifice fly, and Ryon Healy added a pinch RBI single.
Triggs (3-0) allowed three hits and two unearned runs in six innings before being relieved. Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.
Triggs and Darvish had matching shutouts through five innings. Then Oakland made an error for the 11th consecutive game, allowing Texas to score two unearned runs in the top of the sixth.
First baseman Yonder Alonso let a grounder get away. After a wild pitch, Elvis Andrus singled home a run. Two Andrus stolen bases and a fielder's choice by Nomar Mazara gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead.
However, the A's got to a tiring Darvish (1-2) in the bottom of the inning. Trevor Plouffe walked, and Rosales, at short in place of the injured Marcus Semien, who underwent surgery on his broken wrist in the morning, slammed a ball over the left field wall to tie the game.
After Jaff Decker doubled and Alonso walked, Darvish was gone. Quickly enough, Davis hit a sacrifice fly off Tony Barnette, and Healy delivered a run-scoring hit against Dario Alvarez.
NOTES: RHP Sonny Gray, Oakland's No, 1 starter, on the disabled list since April 1 with a strained right shoulder, is to pitch four or five innings Saturday for Class A Stockton. "This will be a big outing for him," A's manager Bob Melvin said. ... With Gray and RHP Kendall Graveman out, Oakland will promote RHP Cesar Valdez, 32, from Triple-A Nashville for a Thursday start. ... Texas manager Jeff Banister, asked his plans for a left fielder, said Jurickson Profar (who was there Tuesday night) would be his main choice, especially when the Rangers are facing a right-hander. Ryan Rua also will get some starts, but Delino DeShields apparently is out of the group. "We have been on a run against right-hander," Banister said, "and that has allowed Jurickson to get more consistent work." ... The Rangers' first 42 games, more than a quarter of the 162-game season, have been or will be played in Texas, California and Washington.